APB: 260,000 Cars AWOL In Germany

Germans bought 211,056 cars in January. It could have been more than twice as many – if automakers would make enough autos. According to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, published in the German Newspaper Die Welt, Germans are waiting for 264,000 cars which they had ordered, but which the car companies are unable to deliver. And who do Germans blame? The Automakers?

No, they blame the Americans and Chinese who snap up the cars before the Germans can lay their hands on them.

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  • ToolGuy "We’ll see what happens with Haas." I wonder what happened with Haas?
  • ToolGuy Auction is 2 days away now. I've been setting aside some spare change here and there - have you? (You forgot again, didn't you?)
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